Feet First. Harry Turnbull (Lee Montague). Copyright: Thames Television
Feet First

Feet First

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1979
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Football comedy starring Jonathan Barlow as Terry Prince, a local footballer given the chance to hit the big time. Stars Lee Montague, Doug Fisher, Jacquie Cassidy, Jonathan Barlow, Susan Colverd and Christian Roberts

Feet First. Image shows from L to R: Harry Turnbull (Lee Montague), Terry Prince (Jonathan Barlow). Copyright: Thames Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1979
Channels
ITV
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Lee Montague, Doug Fisher, Jacquie Cassidy, Jonathan Barlow, Susan Colverd and Christian Roberts
Writers
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Director
Michael Mills
Producer
Michael Mills
Companies

Impassioned, convicted and highly-strung football manager Harry Turnbull has a new star striker on his team in the form of 20-year old Terry Prince. Leading one of the first division's most successful teams, he's understandably keen to sign - and keep - the best talent in the country, and keep up the image and running of the club at almost any cost.

As thick as two particularly short planks but with a natural talent for football, midlander and former mechanic Terry is far too earnest and trusting for his own good. Viv, his wife, is a darn-sight sharper, which brings her into immediate conflict with the club's no-nonsense PR whizz, Hamilton Defries.

Installed in a large, comfortable new-build home in leafy Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, and with their every whim ready to be catered for by the club, he expects a little assistance in return - but Viv isn't so keen to play ball, especially after he suggests she book in for some cosmetic surgery!

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The theme tune is a fairground organ orchestration of If My Friends Could See Me Now, from the musical Sweet Charity by Cy Coleman.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 8th January 1979 at 8pm on ITV

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